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The Open Reading (Topics in Tarot)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"wheel of fortune tarot card meaning Aliza Einhorn"I want to share with you a little Tarot spread that I shared in the Tarot class this morning (and yes, you can still join us. My email is at the end of this post if you want more information).

I got this spread from my astrology teacher some years ago. You pull one card on the left. Another card on the right. And a card in the middle. What we are doing is “checking the energy between.”

Example:
How does he feel about me?

Left side: you
Right side: him
Middle: !!!!! THE ANSWER. The Energy Between.

Now of course each of the cards will give you information but I do tend to privilege the middle card (unless I’m being guided otherwise). It’s important to stay open — which leads me to another point.

In the Tarot class I’m going to be talking about the “open reading” — as given by Yoav Ben-Dov  in his wonderful book Tarot: The Open Reading.

In such readings, we don’t introduce frameworks before we pull. We wait and see. It might be a past, present, future spread. It might be the querent and two options on either side.

Truth is I like to work with both kinds of Tarot reading — precise intricate spreads and a more open style. In fact, when I first started reading Tarot, it was mostly “open” for me. I had some card-meaning background (from a few classes and a book) but otherwise I let my intuition fly.

This is the approach that I’ll be suggesting in class. I think it’s fabulously fun to read great Tarot authors and learn who thought what, but then to empty your head (remain open) once the cards and the querent are before you. Sound challenging? And I’m only just scratching the surface here, but that’s the gist.

I don’t think there is a “right” way to do this work; instead, we have preferences.

Have you tried the Open Reading? 

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Feed Your Horses: New Moon In Virgo

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" I got a Tarot reading the other day and the last card she pulled for me was the Chariot.

When you see the Chariot, you know it’s a YES.

As Rachel Pollack writes: the Chariot is the first of three Victory cards. Here the Victory is over the outer challenges of life…”

The New Moon in Virgo is this Monday. A New Moon is a new chance, and a New Moon in Virgo can be a new chance with your health or at work. Virgo is associated with these areas of life. A New Moon in Virgo wants to clean up the chaos. Pisces, Virgo’s opposite sign, rules chaos. Confusion. Virgo is the Harvest. With Virgo we separate — we separate what nourishes from what nauseates.

In some Tarot decks, the Chariot driver’s sphinxes (as depicted in the classic Rider Waite) are, instead, horses. And my reader said to me: feed your horses. Focus on where you want to go. Bring those horses back — when you lose focus — bring those horses back and feed them, water them, take care of them. 

And I thought about this New Moon being a Chariot, passage from one place to another, all under the wishful dark of the New Moon. Nothing is certain yet. Nothing is told. But you begin.

I recommend you create your own ritual, on this New Moon in Virgo (which does have some rather painful and wonky aspects to it). Why? To mark time. To hope. To promise to try. To listen. This is what we humans DO. We keep track, like the solitary Virgo (of the Hermit card), always with the ledger and the lamp, always calculating: what must go, what must stay, and how to create order among the chaotic harvest of our lives. Look at what you’ve grown. Don’t look away. Please don’t look away.

You can be in the storm and still do your work on the ground — lists, what’s next, one thing at a time. That’s from an email my sister sent me. And then I had my own revelation: not just about the New Moon in Virgo but about painful transits or painful cards, when you don’t get the Chariot and all you see is the Devil, the Tower, and the Hanged Man (three she pulled for herself the other day!)

I wrote this to a friend in need: sometimes when we come to God with a big problem, the miracle he brings us not only matches the size of the so-called problem, but exceeds it. And so it shall be.

Happy almost New Moon in Virgo. May your Chariot arrive on time.

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I am teaching an on-line Tarot class, beginning later this month and running for a full month — in a Secret group on Facebook, which is where I hold all my classes. This isn’t a “beginner” class per se. We are starting in the middle and will be discussing, among other things, theories of Reversed cards — to reverse or not to reverse; off-the-beaten path card meanings, including from Kabbalistic perspective; particular cards that vex you and me; as well as creating our own virtual Mini-Tarot!

Because we meet on Facebook, you can go at your own pace. No pressure to talk at all, but all my classes are discussion based and I love a lively group! (But no pressure)

So if my blog posts have piqued your curiosity, please message me for more details. You don’t have to be an expert OR a novice — just have an interest. Or a passion. Or an obsession!!

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

The Elements of Tarot: Lesson One

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" Each of the four Tarot “suits” is associated with an element. This is the most common division that I’ve seen:

Fire = Wands
Earth = Pentacles
Water = Cups
Air = Swords

Each element is connected to various ideas and things. You can probably think up a few of these on your own, even if you’ve never studied Tarot.

For example, the Cups suit relates to our feelings and our relationships, moods, love, social life, psychic stuff. Cups are containers, literally. They HOLD. They hold wine and they hold water. They can even hold your tears, if you are careful enough to cry over them.

When I see Cups I know there is an emotional link, an emotional circumstance. It could be good, healthy, dangerous, ambivalent, neutral.

Logic, practicality, and even fiery impatient passion are put aside when we see Cups — although some would argue that emotions ARE logical and fiery and often practical. I’d be one of those people. See, the elements tend to overlap. But let’s save that for Lesson Two. 

When you do readings — for yourself or for others — notice which elemental energies are showing up. And what those could mean.

Have you ever done a spread where you got ALL Cups? Or ALL or mostly Swords? I bet you weren’t happy to see all Swords, right?

When I do readings, it’s sometimes quick and dirty. Have to get straight to the point. I don’t have time to philosophize usually, unless someone requests that or if it’s a lengthy reading.

I’m there to give answers if answers present. Educated guesses. Sometimes I do larger spreads — like the Celtic Cross or the Tree of Life — but often it’s three cards here and three cards there, clarifying cards to add shading. Smaller spreads for particular questions. Although these days I like to do a holistic Celtic Cross — getting the energy and themes but not always going card by card.

Lesson: it is helpful to know what is worth observing (which I suggest you use your intuition to discover) so that it becomes automatic to you when you converse with the cards. Noticing the elements can be one of these things. For some readers, elements are “meh.” You decide for yourself!

If you want to learn more about the elements in general (as they do or don’t relate to Tarot), Google is your friend. And we’ll be discussing them more, here. From ancient Greece to Alchemy to Astrology to the Chakra system, elements are everywhere! A little background in elemental history can deepen your readings AND make them more fun. I mean, wouldn’t you love to say to your friend or client or family member — as you notice the many FIRE cards in their Celtic Cross – that FIRE in the Japanese tradition represents things that destroy (source: Wikipedia!) No need to stop (or start with) Wikipedia of course. Remember the homework I gave you a blog post or two ago?

Do amass your own occult library :)

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I am teaching an on-line Tarot class, beginning later this month and running for a full month — in a Secret group on Facebook, which is where I hold all my classes. This isn’t a “beginner” class per se. We are starting in the middle and will be discussing, among other things, theories of Reversed cards — to reverse or not to reverse; off-the-beaten path card meanings, including from Kabbalistic perspective; particular cards that vex you and me; as well as creating our own virtual Mini-Tarot!

Because we meet on Facebook, you can go at your own pace. No pressure to talk at all, but all my classes are discussion based and I love a lively group!

So if my blog posts have piqued your curiosity, please message me for more details. You don’t have to be an expert OR a novice just have an interest. Or a passion. Or an obsession!!

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Meditation on The World (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" This is another one of those positive happy cards that always feels vague to me.  I feel YES but what else? And sure I rather see the World than various other cards (Hello Death! Hello Tower!) On a mundane level, I have seen it for TRAVEL, traveling the world.

Tarot is a funny thing. So many Tarot books go card by card, to give us a foundation, detail, symbolism, and story, but the true meaning for the querent arrives during the ACT of reading. Tarot is something that HAPPENS.

What I’d like to do is leave all the guidebooks behind and give you my own feeling from the picture itself. And I tried that but it didn’t work. I just don’t feel the World. The barefoot dancer in the wreath with her candles. The animal totems from the fixed signs of the zodiac surrounding her. Until further notice, SOME cards we just have to take on faith and you know what? In the upcoming Tarot class we are going to be talking about cards that vex us, that we just don’t FEEL.

And maybe we need to experience the World for ourselves — before entering into this card and really getting it. When was the last time you felt the World? 

Then I looked in one of my favorite Tarot books and found this interpretation: INTEGRATION.

In the FIRE class (my astrology class that just finished) I listed my 10 Keys to the Fire and one of the participants came up with the Fire of Integration. Passion for putting it all together and becoming WHOLE. That, too, is the World card.

From Tarot author Joan Bunning “A major element of happiness is wholeness — the sense that everything is working together in harmony.”

See? When you feel stagnant energy around a Tarot card, it helps to have a book around — to wake you up! And keep picking up books until you find a meaning which resonates. Yes, I do suggest you grow an occult library of your own.

So we’ve come to the end of our Major Arcana series, perplexed by the World, and maybe there is a message there in and of itself. If we are still doing Tarot, if we are still on planet, if we are still seeing the World, then we aren’t done. There is always another spread, another shuffle, another question and querent. From the World, the End, back to the beginning, the Fool. Now we start over. Where shall this column go next….

But how about this: when you see the World, know that things are not only coming together but that they ARE. They already are.

And from occultist: A.E. Waite (who was a Libra!): “the World refers to the day in the past when all was declared to be good, when the morning stars sang together, and all of the Sons of God shouted for joy.”

I like that. That the World card is a GOOD DAY.

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If you want to know more about my Tarot class forming at month’s end please feel free to contact me. Cost and length of class to be announced soon. 

P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Meditation on Judgement (Tarot card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" I’m going to be changing my approach to the way I do Tarot and Astrology readings. And I know it will take time. It will be a process (Virgo keyword!)

But this is what I’m thinking:  instead of giving answers or trying to give answers (what we call prediction or divination), I am going to work towards steering people towards the right QUESTIONS.

And this, my friends, is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, I think it may be easier for me, at times, to predict or divine — depending on the context, no intuitive is right every time — than to actually coax the querent towards discovery of what they actually NEED TO KNOW — but without providing the answer.

This is my real life example for the JUDGEMENT Tarot card. 

*the revelation is here
*making a decision
*renewal
*what I call the glory glory hallelujah moment
*let it go, let it all go
*being set free
*forgiveness (of self or others)
*remission, deliverance, release
*new start, fresh start
*reckoning
*FINALLY
*hearing a call, from inside or outside

I forget which client I was working with. Things have been pretty busy lately. And often folks want ANSWERS (as do I!)  and I want to help them find answers and… oh. I remember now. I was watching a YouTube video about Human Design (something I know just a smidge about but want to learn more) and apparently NOT KNOWING is key for me. And growing comfortable with not knowing. Something clicked. And not that I’m going to stop making predictions altogether but I do want to change the way I work in some crucial ways. Slowly but surely. That was my Judgement card moment this morning.

What call are you hearing? Are you at a crossroads? A moment of reckoning and no turning back? Sometimes the changes arrive as a surprise. I had all kinds of other things on my mind but not literally the way I DO readings.

I want to help people in ever deepening ways. It is almost VIRGO Season. Virgo always wants to help and fix. Has to learn to “tend” — as a friend of mine put it. Tending as opposed to fixing.

Mercury (communications) is already in Virgo. The Sun enters Virgo later this week. The party is almost over. Sorry Leo! With Virgo, we go back to work and school and detail and new routines and notebooks and puttering and decluttering and separating what is truly needed from what can be dismissed.

Virgo, to me, is ultimately helpful and healing. And a worker-bee. Do they think they know it all? Fairly often. And fairly often they do. It’s hard for Virgo to ask for help so when a Virgo actually asks you? Be sensitive to their query. It puts you in the inner circle (similar to Scorpio in this way).

Are you ready for Virgo Season?

If you want to know more about my Tarot class forming at month’s end please feel free to contact me. Cost and length of class to be announced soon. 

P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Mercury Enters Virgo & The Hermit (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" Mercury enters the sign of Virgo on Friday.

What is Virgo? The helper, the fixer, the saver, do-gooder, healer, witch, the practical magician and the lover of detail. The meticulous housekeeper. She may not be a cleaning genie but ORDER is a must. Worrier. Servant. She only wants to help — as she critiques you to ribbons.

Our minds go super sharp while Mercury (symbolizing mind and communications) is in Virgo: analytical, slice and dice.

Why am I mentioning Virgo in a Tarot column?

One:  at this point in my life, I find it impossible to separate the two, astrology from tarot and tarot from astrology. Two systems of knowledge. Two systems of divination. Two systems to help you. Intertwined like vines. When I do readings for clients, I combine them.

Also, ANY planet entering Virgo means fall is around the corner! My favorite season.

Last night I went to a Tarot class. Even though I do Tarot for a living, I am always looking to expand and explore new perspectives. Beginner’s Mind. As we were introducing ourselves, a woman mentioned being in a rut.  A personal rut. When it was my turn to say hello, I echoed her sentiments but with one difference:

I feel in a TAROT RUT!

It’s my work. It’s my tool. I do my best to be supportive and intuitive but something is missing lately. For me. I felt this class could help. (This is also part of the reason why *my* next class will be a TAROT class.)

S0 last night, we divided into pairs and did 2-card readings for each other. First card: life purpose. Second card: what will help us achieve it.

And the first card I pulled for my partner? THE HERMIT. Virgo’s card.

 I wrote a little about the Hermit here but let me share this too:

The first word that came to mind when I pulled the card for that young man was “studious.” And this was before I turned the card over. We were instructed to hold it in our hands without looking. And then I heard the word “knowledge” in my head, three times! Knowledge knowledge knowledge! And I scribbled some other phrases in my notebook: bright mind. Cool.

Now, for many, the Hermit is not a glamorous card.  Too alone. Too bookish! Too busy to be the Hermit. But when you see the Hermit? I suggest a table for one.

I asked him: do you live alone? And I didn’t mean to get personal — but I was seeing him alone in the sense of no other humans living with him, but also surrounded by positive spirit energy. I didn’t know who and I didn’t inquire. Angels, guides, dearly departed. Alone but not lonely. That was the main thing. Alone but not lonely.

When you see the Hermit, it doesn’t mean you’ll be alone (but not lonely) forever, but that right now, the power running through your life is the wild fire of knowledge. Beloved mystical books. The light of thought.

And you may need to be alone, for a spell, to even hear yourself think. No shame in that, my friends. No shame at all. Problem is, some of you are so harried, and you may pull the Hermit and WANT the Hermit life (even for a day, an hour) and think: how can this possibly be? With kids and job and etc etc etc etc.

My answer is that you just have to take it. Even for five minutes. But each day. Create a schedule, islands in time that are all yours. Sacred time. Get up five minutes earlier. Spend five minutes alone on your lunch break. Don’t just fall asleep to the television at night, but try to connect before sleep.

Connect to what? To what you most deeply must know about your life at this time and why you’re here. And if that seems like too much pressure, then even a few minutes of inhale-exhale to sooth the blood and brain. Start where you are.

If you want to know more about my Tarot class forming at month’s end please feel free to contact me. Cost and length of class to be announced soon. My classes are on-line, discussion-based, friendly, fun, and convenient. Participate or lurk, it’s all good!

P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Meditations on the Sun (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"uranus square sun" The first stage is shock.

This is the same for all life transitions, including being born. Then you enter stage two, the Sun stage. You’re adjusting. You know where you are.

Stage two, the Sun stage, is when you have to find some light in the matter, no matter how small, how measly its blaze. Sometimes its all you have.

Today in the Fire class (the astrology class I’ve been teaching for the last two weeks) one of the participants wanted me to repost my Ten Keys of Fire — the Fire of Courage and the Fire of Faith, to name just two — and I was reminded of where I hoped to stay, for the moment: a medium-low flame. Steady. Dial up if I need. Dial down if I need. But not to let the fire go out.

Figures that our next Tarot card up for meditation is The Sun. Everyone is happy to see the Sun. Here are some key phrases:

-show the world who you are
-shine a light
-vitality
-good health
-healthy ego
-success
-believe in yourself
-you’re the one to watch
-glory
-great job!
-no more secrets, truth comes out, now you know, no mystery here, all is CLEAR
-achievement
-power
-acclaim
-joy
-birth
-happy happy happy

In the Rider Waite version of the card, we see a huge yellow sun, preening sunflowers, and a buck-naked child on a white horse with arms open wide as if to say:  HERE I AM.

The Sun card is such an announcement to all who see it:  you are here. You have arrived. 

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

TarotScope for the Week of August 10th: LOVE

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"full moon in aquarius" What happens is people get bored and they flit from one relationship to the next. Looking for that elusive… something. So that they will not get bored anymore.

Boredom =  discomfort with how things are right now. What one of my poetry teachers called “the irritable reaching after fact.”  She was quoting Keats. But I digress.

So you break up with Miss or Mr. X and then of course it happens again. The trouble. The wall. The boredom. The disappointment. Something is wrong. The hope that maybe there is someone much better out there. Someone who will not bore. The Perfect Someone who will fit all expectation. Or most of them.

When you feel bored? Look in the mirror. I promise you won’t be bored for long. You may judge yourself harshly, analyzing perceived flaws. For sure this is not boring. Painful, yes, but not boring. Or you may be having a “good hair day” and see stars in your very own eyes. See? Not boring at all. Problem solved.

How many of you will try this at home? Personally, I don’t like to look in the mirror. Only when I have to ;)

I am going to draw three cards now — for those of you who just don’t know what to do. You’re not happy. You’re not exactly unhappy. Okay, sometimes you are. When you dare admit it.

And there’s a Full Moon coming — in the sign of Aquarius. This is interesting because Aquarius is known for being the logical one and Full Moons are usually emotionally intense. It doesn’t fit.

These cards will help you fit better. Fit better into your own life.

Three of Wands, Three of Cups, Knight of Wands:  MOVE! Move your focus AWAY from him or her and onto/into This Moment.

Options:

-spend time with friends (in person or on-line), experience the world, enjoy yourself. Can you?
-head to the lookout. Where is the peak in your town? You gain perspective there.
-move your body, go for a walk, a jog, a journey, the farmer’s market…

See, you need an overview now and you need to move your body to get it, and to take your mind off him or her. All three of these cards tell me that improvements can be made when you step into the world and stop isolating. There’s no Hermit here. There’s no Death here. There’s a party, however large or small, that is waiting for you. And there’s fire — the fire of getting up in the morning, getting dressed, heading out, and greeting the day.

Do you get bored in your relationships?

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Meditation on the Moon (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"full moon in aquarius" And now we turn to the Moon.

I remember in the first Tarot class that I taught, we had a long long discussion about the Moon. The class was all women I think, women mostly younger than me, and many of them didn’t hold the “traditional” Tarot hesitations about the Moon card — confusion, illusion, delusion, worries.

Instead, they were plugging into Moon cycles, rhythms of life, feminine rhythms, magic, imagination, poetry, incantation. Looking to the Moon for guidance. Courageous women.

(And since I have your attention, I want to tell you that my next on-line class will be a Tarot class! and if this interests you, please click on the link below (to my email) for details. I’m in the planning stages now but by late August or early September we’ll be up and running.)

But back to the Moon. Some of the time, yes, when I see this card in readings there is self-deception afoot — either yours or theirs. And then other times, yes, this card is asking you to tune in, to go above your paranoia or your worry, to the deeper insight. Anxiety is never the last word, you know?

The Moon can be crazy thoughts, crazy visions, crazy wisdom — what OTHERS think is crazy, but to you it’s nectar. It’s truth.

The Moon is also that shadowy half-awake half-asleep dreamtime 2 a.m. feeling. Not certain of what’s real. Is that a ghost cat at the door? Or just your tshirt hanging on the doorknob? And maybe you want to find out. And maybe you don’t. The feeling is unsettling.

Now if you don’t vibe with the more spooky Moon interpretations, please know that your instincts matter. That’s one of the things the Moon teaches us! To tune in and listen.

More Moon Words and Phrases:

-having a facade or letting go of a facade
-trust yourself, you’re heading in the right direction
-trust the Divine, angels, your guides
-psychic power, for good or ill
-Guidance
-taking a spiritual voyage
-pay attention to your dreams
-change
-forget about logic-mind
-female relatives (or friends or partners) reaching out to you (those who have passed on)
-time for you to express/experience mothering energy in your waking life too
-entering a new phase but not sure what it is yet
-you can’t attack or solve this problem head on. Sleep on it.

What do you see when you see the Moon?

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

To Build A Home: Full Moon in Aquarius

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"full moon in aquarius" Every New Moon is about home. Every Full Moon is about home. The next Full Moon, in the sign of Aquarius, is this Sunday.

Tonight in meditation class, my teacher mentioned going house hunting in a town 5 hours away, even though he’s not ready to retire yet.

The conversation made me think about Saturn. Saturn begins transiting my Fourth House in December. The Fourth House, in the horoscope, represents home, among other things, and Saturn is the Teacher, the Test, and the Task.

I thought about my new apartment. Been here a bit more than two weeks now. It’s a mystery to me how long it’ll last.

What is the task? asks Saturn (wherever he is transiting your chart).

Then on Facebook I mentioned my longing for community, a large household, and to matriarch. Yes, matriarch as a verb. How to make that happen. After 20 years of renting. I’d never ever once, before this summer, thought of buying a house. It never occurred to me to own anything that big or permanent, although yes, I know, people sell, buy, and lose houses all the time. The house is also a body. Remember this.

And remember that every New Moon, every Full Moon, is about home. Leaving home. Going home. Looking for home. To build a home.

Tonight on the ferry ride home, it got so dark I couldn’t see the waves anymore. It was a midnight blue mass. I began to wonder if only Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) liked to ride at the front of the boat, like I do.

It took me a couple weeks until I found my place, there with the others. But Aquarius (where this Full Moon will be) is the alien, the outsider. The inventor. You, my darling, have no home except the one you have the power and desire to create. So create it you must. 

I want to pull a card now, which is my habit here, for those who are rolling this question over in their minds like a stunning marble — questions of home and homelessness and the heart:

What you need to know about home now: the Eight of Cups.

You’re moving on.

Love, Aliza

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Ask me about my new Astrology class! We started a couple days ago, but there is room for you. Email for details.

Previous Posts

The Open Reading (Topics in Tarot)
I want to share with you a little Tarot spread that I shared in the Tarot class this morning (and yes, you can still join us. My email is at the end of this post if you want more information). I got this spread from my astrology teacher some years ago. You pull one card on the left. Another card

posted 10:01:42pm Aug. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Feed Your Horses: New Moon In Virgo
I got a Tarot reading the other day and the last card she pulled for me was the Chariot. When you see the Chariot, you know it's a YES. As Rachel Pollack writes: the Chariot is the first of three Victory cards. Here the Victory is over the outer challenges of life…" The New Moon in Virgo

posted 6:48:47pm Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »

The Elements of Tarot: Lesson One
Each of the four Tarot "suits" is associated with an element. This is the most common division that I've seen: Fire = Wands Earth = Pentacles Water = Cups Air = Swords Each element is connected to various ideas and things. You can probably think up a few of these on your own, even if you've

posted 11:44:12pm Aug. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Meditation on The World (Tarot Card)
This is another one of those positive happy cards that always feels vague to me.  I feel YES but what else? And sure I rather see the World than various other cards (Hello Death! Hello Tower!) On a mundane level, I have seen it for TRAVEL, traveling the world. Tarot is a funny thing. So many Tar

posted 4:16:12pm Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Meditation on Judgement (Tarot card)
I'm going to be changing my approach to the way I do Tarot and Astrology readings. And I know it will take time. It will be a process (Virgo keyword!) But this is what I'm thinking:  instead of giving answers or trying to give answers (what we call prediction or divination), I am going to work tow

posted 9:36:27pm Aug. 16, 2014 | read full post »


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